Later this week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on funding for next year’s HUD programs, including homeless assistance grants.
The the current level, the bill includes $2 billion, which would maintain the existing level of funding, but wouldn’t be sufficient to continue what is called Continuum of Care renewals.
That means at least 25,000 people will be homeless, instead of housed.
Call your representatives’ Washington office. Ask to speak to the person who handles housing. Congressional office phone numbers can be found by dialing the congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 or you can go here. Urge your representative to contact the leaders of the HUD appropriations committee to express his/her support for the Administration’s requested funding level of $2.231 billion.